The Mayday Rampage

The Mayday Rampage
Title The Mayday Rampage PDF eBook
Author Clayton Bess
Publisher
Pages 212
Release 1993
Genre AIDS (Disease)
ISBN 9781882405015

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High school journalists Jess and Molly create an upheaval at school and in their community as they strive to write and publish a series of frank articles about AIDS for their school newspaper.

HIV/AIDS in Young Adult Novels

HIV/AIDS in Young Adult Novels
Title HIV/AIDS in Young Adult Novels PDF eBook
Author Melissa Gross
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Pages 247
Release 2010
Genre Health & Fitness
ISBN 0810874431

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Not long after becoming public health concerns in the 1980s, HIV and AIDS were featured in a number of works of fiction, though such titles were written primarily for adult readers. Mirroring the disease's indiscriminate nature, however, the subject would soon be incorporated into novels aimed at young adults. Despite a need for accessible information on the subject, it is difficult to identify fiction that contains material about HIV/AIDS, as these books are seldom catalogued for this content, nor is this content consistently acknowledged in published reviews. In HIV/AIDS in Young Adult Novels: An Annotated Bibliography, the authors address this gap by identifying and assessing the full range of young adult novels that include HIV/AIDS content. This resource is comprised of two major parts. The first part summarizes findings from a content analysis performed on novels written for readers aged 11-19, published since 1981, and featuring at least one character with HIV/AIDS. The second part is an annotated bibliography of the more than 90 novels identified for use in the study. Each entry in the bibliography contains an annotation that summarizes the plot and how HIV/AIDS is depicted in the story, an indication of the accuracy of the HIV/AIDS content, a note on how central HIV/AIDS is to the story, and an evaluation of the literary quality of the book. This work will assist readers in collecting, choosing, evaluating, and using these works to educate readers about HIV/AIDS.

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues

Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues
Title Using Literature to Help Troubled Teenagers Cope with Health Issues PDF eBook
Author Cynthia Ann Bowman
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 336
Release 2000-03-30
Genre Health & Fitness
ISBN 0313007365

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Today, traditional illnesses and high risk behaviors of adolescents have become interrelated through the multitude of physical, social and emotional changes young people experience. Good literature which gives adolescents the truth has incredible power to heal and to renew. This reference resource provides a link for teachers, media specialists, parents, and other adults to those novels that can help adolescents struggling with health issues. Educators and therapists explore novels where common health issues are addressed in ways to captivate teens. Using fictional characters, these experts provide guidance on encouraging adolescents to cope while improving their reading and writing skills. With the advancement in medicine, traditional types of health issues such as birth defects, cancer, and sensory impairment have shifted to more behavior related problems such as depression, alcoholism, and eating disorders. All of these issues and others are examined from both a literary and psychological perspective in thirteen chapters that explore health issues through fiction. Each chapter confronts a different health issue and is written by a literature specialist who has teamed up with a therapist. In each novel, these experts define the central character's struggle in coming to terms with an issue and growing in response to their difficulties. Annotated bibliographies of other works, both fiction and nonfiction, explore these same issues give readers insight into helping teenagers with similar problems, and provide the tools with which to get teenagers reading and addressing these problems.

Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature

Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature
Title Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature PDF eBook
Author Christine A. Jenkins
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 311
Release 2018-03-20
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1442278072

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Discussions of gender and sexuality have become part of mainstream conversations and are being reflected in the work of more and more writers of fiction, particularly in literature aimed at young adult audiences. But young readers, regardless of their sexual orientation, don’t always know what books offer well-rounded portrayals of queer characters and situations. Fortunately, finding positive role models in fiction that features LGBTQ+ themes has become less problematic, though not without its challenges. In Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969, Christine Jenkins and Michael Cart provide an overview of the literary landscape. An expanded version of The Heart Has Its Reasons, this volume charts the evolution of YA literature that features characters and themes which resonate not only with LGBTQ+ readers but with their allies as well. In this resource, Jenkins and Cart identify titles that are notable either for their excellence—accurate, thoughtful, and tactful depictions—or deficiencies—books that are wrongheaded, stereotypical, or outdated. Each chapter has been significantly updated, and this edition also includes new chapters on bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and characters, as well as chapters on comics, graphic novels, and works of nonfiction. This book also features an annotated bibliography and a number of author-title lists of books discussed in the text that will aid teachers, librarians, parents, and teen readers. Encompassing a wider array of sexual identities, Representing the Rainbow in Young Adult Literature is an invaluable resource for young people eager to read about books relevant to them and their lives.

The Heart Has Its Reasons

The Heart Has Its Reasons
Title The Heart Has Its Reasons PDF eBook
Author Michael Cart, columnist, reviewer, Booklist magazine; author or editor of 25 books including: “Representing the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Content since 1969” co-authored with Christine A. Jenkins; past president, Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of Teachers of English (ALAN)
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Pages 231
Release 2006-03-30
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1461734207

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Society does not make it easy for young people, regardless of their sexual orientation, to find accurate, nonjudgmental information about homosexuality. It makes it even more difficult for young homosexuals to find positive role models in fiction either written or published expressly for them or - if published for adults - relevant to them and their lives. This book examines these issues and critically evaluates the body of literature published for young adults that offers homosexual themes and characters.

The Mayday Rampage

The Mayday Rampage
Title The Mayday Rampage PDF eBook
Author Clayton Bess
Publisher
Pages 212
Release 1993
Genre AIDS (Disease)
ISBN

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High school journalists Jess and Molly create an upheaval at school and in their community as they strive to write and publish a series of frank articles about AIDS for their school newspaper.

Telling Time

Telling Time
Title Telling Time PDF eBook
Author Lisa Frieden
Publisher Lisa Frieden
Pages 128
Release 2020-06-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN

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Telling Time is a scholarly book that explores how novelists wrote about AIDS during the first decade of the epidemic, when HIV and AIDS were considered death sentences and most often associated with homosexuality and the gay community. The book explores the different narrative strategies used by novelists to represent the temporality of AIDS, looking at Paul Reed’s Facing It: a Novel of AIDS, David Feinberg’s Eighty-Sixed and Spontaneous Combustion, and Paul Monette’s Afterlife and Halfway Home, and how a few novels did manage to resist the apocalyptic dominant rhetoric of AIDS. The book also discusses the difficulties of publishing AIDS novels by people of color and such writers as E. Lynn Harris and Steve Corbin. Telling Time includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography of all American AIDS novels published from 1982-1992 as a reference guide for further reading.